WordPress is an award-winning CMS, which enables you to build Blogs, Web sites and powerful online applications. As you know that more and more people use WordPress these days, even the mySpace users have moved to WordPress. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made WordPress the most popular blog software available. And there are tons of WordPress themes and plugins for us to choose from!
In this best free wordpress themes collection, you’ll find more than 60 high-quality, fresh, excellent, free WordPress themes for this year! This is not the traditional long list with all the available WordPress themes on the internet but its an refined collection of Best handpicked free WordPress themes which was created with the online professional in mind as we also know that Personal blogs reflects the identity of each of us on the Internet.
Shaken and Stirred Theme [Demo]
“Shaken Grid” uses the jQuery Masonry plugin which “arranges elements vertically then horizontally according to a grid.” The result is a gap-less layout even if you have varying post heights.
The Columnist WordPress theme is inspired by traditional newspaper layouts and the grid structures and typography techniques they employ.
The Structure Theme the link was removed because the pricing was changed after the article was published, [Demo]
The Structure Theme is a free WordPress theme with a modern minimalist design.
Free WordPress ThemeWork-a-holic [Demo]
Work-a-holic is a free two and three column WordPress theme that focuses mainly on showcasing portfolios for artists, web designers, photographers and illustrators.
Smashing Multimedia [Demo]
This theme was designed especially for podcasters, photographers and users who can now easily embed videos and images, rate them and showcase them in their own WordPress-based blog. It has a parent theme and an easily customizable child theme.
Fullscreen Photo and Multimedia [Demo]
Fullscreen is a free one-column photography and multimedia theme for WordPress that can be used for portfolios, photoblogs, videoblogs, and virtually anything else where you want your content to be front and center.
PhotoView was designed for displaying photos and videos in a simple and clean manner.
Free WordPress Theme 2011: Katana40 [Demo]
This theme has a simple layout based on anime or game niche. Theme will be suitable for blogs of such niches. Theme has features like featured post section, post thumbnails, banner ads, adsense, twitter widgets etc.
The Erudite [Demo]
A theme for writers who want readers, not visitors, traffic, click-throughs, CPMs or what-have-you. Carefully crafted typography and generous use of whitespace lets your writing shine. Version 2 includes a dark theme option.
The theme is designed on an 800px, 8 column grid layout that truly allows your images to shine. The theme boasts a sharp typographic approach with a 22px baseline grid, and a Garamond/Helvetica Times/Arial for you PC users font stack that’s much easier to read.
2011 Best Free WordPress Themes: Fotofolio Landscape[Demo]
A nice dark WordPress theme with sidebar navigation and jQuery-powered lightbox for images. A good choice for photographers who want to feature their works in an online portfolio.
The Ideal Website
The Ideal Website is designed to fit Fibonacci’s Golden Section – otherwise known as the divine proportions.
The goal with Manifest was to create a clean and streamlined theme that focused on the content and not the distractions. It utilizes a single column, 500 pixel wide layout. No sidebars. No widgets.
Bueno is a clean, minimalistic design which sophistication in both its typography and structure. It uses a grid-based design, has integrated banner ad management, widgetized sidebar and 7 different color schemes. Also, the theme is packaged wth a .po file for easy theme integration.